The European Commission plans for a bright digital future

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The European Commission have unveiled their strategy to transform digital innovation within EU member states in order to develop better, more sustainable technology.

The European Commission (EC) have unveiled its plans for a digital transformation of EU member states. It presents a European society powered by digital solutions that put people first while also opening up new opportunities for businesses. The desired result of this is to boosts the development of trustworthy technology in order to foster an open and democratic society and a vibrant and sustainable economy.

Digital is a key enabler to of the fight against climate change and achieving the green transition. The European data strategy and the policy options to ensure the human-centric development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) presented today are the first steps towards achieving these goals.

The President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said: “Today we are presenting our ambition to shape Europe’s digital future. It covers everything from cybersecurity to critical infrastructures, digital education to skills, democracy to media. I want that digital Europe reflects the best of Europe – open, fair, diverse, democratic, and confident.”

“Our society is generating a huge wave of industrial and public data”

Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, said: “We want every citizen, every employee, every business to stand a fair chance to reap the benefits of digitalisation.

“Whether that means driving more safely or polluting less thanks to connected cars; or even saving lives with AI-driven medical imagery that allows doctors to detect diseases earlier than ever before.”

Commissioner for Internal Market,Thierry Breton, said: “Our society is generating a huge wave of industrial and public data, which will transform the way we produce, consume and live. I want European businesses and our many SMEs to access this data and create value for Europeans – including by developing Artificial Intelligence applications.

“Europe has everything it takes to lead the ‘big data’ race, and preserve its technological sovereignty, industrial leadership and economic competitiveness to the benefit of European consumers.”

Last modified: May 11, 2020

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